The 8.2 ka event from Greenland ice cores

  title={The 8.2 ka event from Greenland ice cores},
  author={Elizabeth Ruth Thomas and Eric W. Wolff and Robert Mulvaney and J{\o}rgen Peder Steffensen and Sigfús J. Johnsen and Carol Arrowsmith and James W. C. White and Bruce H. Vaughn and Trevor James Popp},
  journal={Quaternary Science Reviews},

Early Holocene climate oscillations recorded in three Greenland ice cores

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Greenland ice core studies

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  • E. Thomas
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • 2006
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